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Male Prisoners and HIV Prevention: A Call for Action Ignored

Braithwaite, PhD, Ronald L. and Arriola, PhD, MPH, Kimberly R.J. (2003) Male Prisoners and HIV Prevention: A Call for Action Ignored. American Journal of Public Health, 93 (5). pp. 759-763. ISSN 0090-0036

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US prison inmates are disproportionately indigent young men of color. These individuals are severely affected by HIV/AIDS, largely owing to the high-risk behavior that they engage in prior to incarceration. Researchers and practioners have issued a a call for the impotance of offering HIV prevention services in prison settings. However, this call has largely been ignored. In this article, we outline reasons why these recommendations have been largely ignored, discuss innovative HIV prevention progrmas that are currently being implemented in prison settings, and offer recommendations for securing support for HIV prevention services in correctional settings.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, HIV/AIDS, prevention, barriers, prisoners, males
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
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Depositing User: Maya Gist
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2003
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 13:24
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/12

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